James Righton

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James Righton
James Righton off Klaxons.jpg
Righton in 2007
Background information
Birth nameJames Nicholas Righton
Born(1983-08-25) 25 August 1983 (age 31)
Stratford-upon-Avon, England
GenresIndie rock,[1] post-punk revival,[2] new rave, neo-psychedelia
OccupationsMusician, singer
InstrumentsPiano, guitar
Years active2005–present
LabelsPolydor, Geffen
Associated actsKlaxons
 
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James Righton
James Righton off Klaxons.jpg
Righton in 2007
Background information
Birth nameJames Nicholas Righton
Born(1983-08-25) 25 August 1983 (age 31)
Stratford-upon-Avon, England
GenresIndie rock,[1] post-punk revival,[2] new rave, neo-psychedelia
OccupationsMusician, singer
InstrumentsPiano, guitar
Years active2005–present
LabelsPolydor, Geffen
Associated actsKlaxons

James Nicholas Righton (born 25 August 1983) is an English musician, who is the co-vocalist and keyboardist for the London-based new rave band Klaxons.

Life and career[edit]

Righton was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Righton's father, a musician, encouraged him to be a part of several bands that performed regularly while he was still at Stratford-upon-Avon High School.[3]

Righton attended the Benicassim festival, where he met up with Simon Taylor-Davis (whom Righton had taught to play guitar).[4]

Klaxons signed to Polydor Records in 2006.[5]

Righton began dating actress Keira Knightley in late February 2011,[6] and the couple became engaged in May 2012.[7] They were married at a low-key ceremony in Mazan in the South of France on 4 May 2013.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Klaxons Mercury award winners". Clash. 1 September 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Pollock, David (10 October 2006). "Get out your glowsticks". The Independent. Archived from the original on 19 September 2007. 
  3. ^ Rolls, Chris (6 April 2007). "The myth and magic of the Klaxons". MP3.com. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ready to rave?". European Vibe. 2006. Archived from the original on 27 October 2007. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Cripps, Charlotte (20 October 2006). "The Klaxons: New noise warning". London: Independent News & Media. ISSN 0951-9467. OCLC 185201487. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Gicas, Peter (25 April 2011). "Keira Knightley's Latest Starring Role: Bridesmaid at Brother's Wedding". E! Online. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Sheridan, Emily (25 May 2012). "Never Let Her Go: Keira Knightley engaged to marry rocker boyfriend James Righton". Daily Mail (Associated Newspapers). Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Keira Knightley and James Righton Wedding". Celebrity Bride Guide. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013.